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Videofluoroscopy of a Dysphagic Patient

Swallowing is the process of moving food and fluid from the mouth to the stomach. It is a complex process with 4 phases. People swallow an average of 580 times a day.

For patients with swallowing problems a videofluoroscopy is an X-ray that looks at the way swallowing works. It is one of a number of tests which can be used to investigate any problems a patients has with swallowing.  This test gives the Speech and Language Therapist or Doctor a clearer picture of what is happening in the mouth or throat during swallowing. It also allows identification of ways to make the swallow safer and easier. Below you can watch a videofluroscopy in a patient with dysphagia.

Download this videofluoroscopy here.


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